A woman filed a lawsuit against a New York-based fertility doctor, claiming he’s her biological father and used his own sperm to impregnate patients without their consent.
According to the Associated Press, the 35-year-old woman accused Dr. Morris Wortman and his Rochester clinic, the Center for Menstrual Disorders, of medical malpractice, battery, infliction of emotional distress, negligence, fraud, and lack of informed consent.
The plaintiff wrote in the lawsuit that she is the daughter of a woman who received fertility treatments from Wortman in the 1980s, AP reported. The lawsuit said the plaintiff knew she was born in 1985 through artificial insemination and that Wortman was “revered” by her family for helping her mother conceive.
Wortman allegedly told the family that the sperm donor had been a medical student from the University of Rochester, but the plaintiff questioned Wortman’s claim after taking a DNA genealogy test in 2016. AP reported that the woman discovered at least nine half-siblings who were also children of the sperm donor.